People travel to Ibiza for many different types of holiday whether it be to party, a yoga retreat, relaxing break etc. The island is a place for all ages and for whatever stage of life you are at, this year was about exploring in and around Ibiza Town.

I stayed at the Hotel Nautico Ebeso in Figueretas, the hotel has a nice feel with a terrace to sunbathe overlooking the sea.

Hotel Nautico Ebeso

I travelled at the end of September the weather was a little cloudy to start but perked up by the end of the week.

On day one I went to beach club Nassau which is in Playa d’en Bosa, the decor is a little dated, Buddha style, but I have to say the service and quality of food were impeccable!!! I hired a sun lounger and umbrella for the day and ordered an amazing Virgin Mary and delicious Burrata. Mellow deep house beats played in the background as I soaked up the mellow September sun.


In the evening I went to La Dispensa which is in Dalt Villa, the famous fortress. The restaurant is inset into the walls of Dalt Vila over a number of sections as you walk up the cobbles. Walking through the entrance to Dalt Vila we were greeted with a wonderful opera singer, this is what I love about Ibiza and what gives this little island its charm.


The decor at La Dispensa is fresh and classical with wood, iron metal and white walls. To eat I had the prawns tagliatelli and asparagus, the flavours were subtle, herby and delicious, Rober J Mur Cava was the drink of choice.

La DispensaPrawns

Day two was spent wandering Ibiza town and exploring the old fortress Dalt Vila, I discovered a church at the top and a view I have never seen before which looks out onto the harbour.

Take good walking shoes if you are exploring Dalt Vila it is steep with cobbles and not easy on the feet.

View from Dalt Vila

In the evening I walked down to the beach front in Figueretas and went to a favourite haunt for dinner: Soleado, this restaurant has always been good but has now changed hands and is run by a French owner, I have to say another sublime food experience.

SoleadoKaren at Soleado

Day three I spent at Jockey Club, a beach club at the Salinas Beach stretch, this is still my favourite place at Salinas. The food and cocktails are good here, they also serve a lovely Cava blush which is rose gold in colour. It’s a great place to people watch and I enjoyed the promo people walking along the beach promoting the 60’s night for Pasha Night Club

Day 4 during the day I went to Beach House which is again along the Playa den’ Bosa stretch. This is a very stylish beach club with a lovely menu and great DJ’s to chill to whilst you soak up the Ibiza sun.

For dinner I went to La Taberna – Plaza del Parque, Ibiza town the food here is simple and tasty. This restaurant is on the main square which is always lively.  There were a number of great performers entertaining, including a man on stilts, acrobats and dancers.

Day 5 was spent shopping in Ibiza Town where you can buy all things boho and floaty, lots of batwing style dresses in light materials and more glittery style outfits for the disco divas.

For the evening I had drinks on the terrace at my hotel. Hotel Nautico showcase regular musicians and DJ’s. I had the pleasure of hearing this wonderful sitar player whilst I sipped my G&T.

After my terrace drink, I headed on down to Essence a restaurant which is part of new hotel in Figueretas which opened in 2016. In terms of food, I would say this was the highlight of the holiday,  Raviolacci of Burrata for my main and Coulant Dessert for after.

Great service here too and a roof terrace pool bar and view which I did not venture up to this time, but will do next. The stretch along Figueretas and beyond becomes more polished as the years go by, things are looking slicker and freshly painted. Exploring in and around Ibiza town this year has given me insight to the local treasures this vibrant, colourful place has to offer.


Hotel Essence








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